Burnham, Thomas “Tommy” Michael

Burnham, Thomas “Tommy” Michael

December 4, 1954 – April 1, 2016
Age 61 of St. Paul Park. Tommy died quietly in Hospice care on April 1, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Duluth, MN but grew up in, and spent his life in Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park. He began working for NSP after graduating from high school and ultimately retired from working in the recycling industry. Through the years he developed many close friendships, many that lasted from his childhood years. He was a fixture at the local “watering hole” in St. Paul Park and will be remembered as a fellow who loved barbecues on his deck with his good friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Juanita Burnham. He is survived by his brother Harry G. Burnham, sister Ellen S. Manthe and nephew Zachary C. Simons. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Park Place Sports Bar in St. Paul Park. (Published in Pioneer Press on April 4, 2016)